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. >> the website is still the visible part of obamacare. while it seems to be working better that's only part of the battle. to make the exchanges work the president will need the young and healthy to sign up. if they don't enroll premiums could skyrocket. mike viqueira from the white house, tell us about the strategy of the next three weeks. what is the president trying to accomplish? >> he's trying to refocus attention from the bad on to the good. the white house feels largely that the problems of the website has been fixed. you saw the president in the briefing room some two weeks ago, a contrite president obama. today something more redemptive. he feels as though the next three weeks is crucial, many people feel that way. december 23rd the deadline if you're going to get insurance through the exchanges you have to be do it by then to have insurance by the kick off of obamacare by january 1st. this is a difficult time. meanwhile the white house, the administration officials insisting that they have most of the problems all sorted out. >> mike, the roll out of obamacare has hurt public conf
and government to lower costs and become more efficient. that's why physicians are worried about what obamacare means to them. as enrollment ramps up and educated expanded problems are looming for millions of people getting covered. doctors may not take their insurance. we found out why. >> if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor so long as your doctor keeps you. the new health law has many physicians wondering if they'll be able to keep their self-insured patients or accept new one who is are insured through the exchange or medicaid patients. >> a lot of more will be covered through medicaid because it's the biggest part of the expansion in the affordable care act. >> that's a problem for doctors as millions get covered and the new health law. >> at the end of the day it comes down to how much will i be papped and will i have the autonomy to practice the way i want to practice. for instance, sam, a brooklyn based ophthalmologist said that private insurance for a full eye examine will reimburse him at rates of $150. medicare pays him $145. but medicaid only pays $63. obamacare is suppo
's a gamble. >> as obamacare enrollment ramps up, a problem is looming for some of the millions of americans getting coverage. doctors may not want to take their insurance. a resident health care reporter found out why. >> if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, so long as your doctor keeps you. the new health law has many physicians wondering if they'll be able to keep their self insured patients or accept new ones that get covered on the exchanges or through medicaid expansion. >> physicians can expect seeing more patients coming into their offices with health insurance and a lot more covered through medicaid, because the expansion is one of the biggest parts of the insurance expansion in the affordable care act. >> that's a problem for doctor as millions get covered. many physicians restrick the number of medicate patients they accept because of low reimbursement rates. >> it comes down to how much am i going to be paid and am i going to have the autonomy to practice the way i want to practice. >> look to thens right. >> a brooklyn based ophthalmologist said private insurance
. the president talked about obama-care, is his signature measure. be uh there's many other things we talk about every national election we have, these things come up. things like universal prek, unemployment benefits, ebbing panning those. >> expanding the social safety nets so people at the lower end have more, what about people at the top that have gotten much of the wealth? should we be taxing them more? >> that's a very important part. now if you look at estate taxes over the last ten years it has been on the decline. because the government has allowed wealthy government to pass more and more of their income on to their children and grandchildren. so that's a big issue. a lot of people in the top 10 of 1%, her not getting a paycheck, a lot of them are getting from investment returns. one thing about that is capitol gains taxes, taxed at a lower rate. and also if you look at wall street, and what's happening, in the dough jones and the s&p 500, you will see a lot of those returns are doing incredibly well. >> is there one thing that people at the middle income, or low income levels can do to
and 11 eastern. only on al jazeera america. >> the obamacare website is now working a lot better than it was in october. and after technicians and code writers made more than 400 repairs to healthcare.gov , consumers can click through and compare healthcare options and costs. but by most measures healthcare.gov is still clunkier than what most would consider acceptable. and it's not clear whether the back end of the site where the data goes to insurance companies has been fixed. it's not clear how many signed up fo for coverage today before noon. >> there is good news and bad news going on. when you compare it relative to october 1st and the way things were functioning or not functioning when a total of six people were able to sign up on the day that the healthcare website was launched. things are going relatively well. you mentioned compared to the retail world things not so good. but when you look at the error rate on october 1st and yes, things are getting better. they say they can get 800,000 people in one day on the site. i myself logged onto the site a couple of times today. th
Search Results 0 to 6 of about 7 (some duplicates have been removed)